U12 Program
Grade / Age: Fifth / Sixth 10 - 12 years old
Gender: Separate Boys and Girls Teams
Players on Field: 8 per team (7 field and 1 keeper)
Minimum # on Field: 6 per team (to prevent forfeit)
Total Players per Team: 11 - 13
Referees: 2
Ball size: 4
Substitutions: Team with possession on a throw-in may substitute with permission of the Referee(s).
Both teams may substitute prior to the throw-in if the team in possession is substituting.
Both teams may substitute at goal kicks and kick-offs with permission of the Referee(s).
Duration of Game: 15 minute quarters
2 minutes between quarters
5 minutes at half time
69 minutes total time
Laws: FIFA Laws of the Game, except -

No slide tackling
Referee explains laws/rules to players as a teaching aid

Injuries: If a coach enters the field to check an injured player, the player must leave the field. Coaches should try to re-enter the player, if possible, to maximize playing time for each player. Both teams substitute at stoppage of play, with permission of the Referee.